11-14-2006, 12:15 AM
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First, BN don't eat it per say although they will munch at it. I have staghorn on my Anubias
and they rasp a little at it but don't control it by any means. Black mollies would be a better choice and SAE even a better one. As for not feedng them, don't feed the tank once or twice a week if needed to get the fish to focus on the algae. Rosey and Golden bards are "supposed" to eat it like spaghetti.
Now the issue is really what is causing the algae. You said the plants are massive now. This says there is likely a deficiency of one or many nutrients. Let's see if we can find the cause so this stuff is manageable or goes away completely. Also, what is your lighting and watts?
What and how much are you dosing? Any CO2? I know my tanks have BBA and staghorn because I have low and unstable levels of CO2. The one that has the BBA is dosed according to EI, the other is now a non-CO2 tanks and the staghorn is likely because of too much of something and because of no CO2 which I am going to augment with Excel when I can get some.